Ethical Social Media Use for Attorneys

(276 Ratings)

Produced on: September 23, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Social media has changed the way the people interact with each other. While easing communications, social media has also caused many ethical quagmires for attorneys. Attorneys cannot avoid using social media to find additional evidence about cases, track down hard to find parties or witnesses, or obtain impeachment information.

In this program, taught by Christina Vassiliou Harvey, a partner with Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, you will learn about the types of social media and how to ethically use them in your practice. The course will also discuss how attorneys may ethically use social media for marketing purposes, and how to avoid ethical pitfalls when using social media.

Learning Objections:

  1. Understand the different types of social media and how to use them
  2. Explore how to build a case using social media
  3. Discuss ethically using social media for marketing purposes
  4. Identify best practices for interacting with clients, judges, and the public through social media

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2017 Bridge the Gap Event. 


Christina Vassiliou Harvey

Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC

CHRISTINA VASSILIOU HARVEY focuses her practice on personal injury litigation. She has experience litigating personal injury cases on both the plaintiff and defense sides, including medical malpractice, professional malpractice, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, worker’s compensation, and product liability cases. In addition, she handles complex civil litigation, horseracing law, and disability matters.

Ms. Harvey practices in the federal and state courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as before administrative agencies.

Ms. Harvey has authored articles for the New Jersey Lawyer magazine, the New Jersey Lawyer newspaper, NJ Esq., The Affiliate, The Young Lawyer and the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (NJSBA-YLD) newsletter. She has lectured on attorney ethics, technology issues, and other subjects for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Monmouth Bar Association. She is one of the authors of Litigation Technology for the Modern Practitioner, published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. 

Ms. Harvey serves as Vice President to the Board of Directors of the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark Loan Repayment Assistance Program, a member of the New Jersey Law Journal Young Lawyers Advisory Board, the Co-Chair of the NJSBA Membership and Public Relations Committee, President of the Mercer County Women Lawyers Caucus, and Vice Chair to the Appellate Practice Committee. Ms. Harvey also serves as a founding board member to the Community Justice Center, a non-profit organization that assists disabled veterans to obtain disability benefits.

In addition, she previously served as Trustee to the NJSBA, Chair to the NJSBA-YLD and Programming Coordinator for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She has been recognized by her peers and named as a 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 “New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star.” She has also received three “Star of the Quarter” awards for her work in the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The NJSBA-YLD awarded Ms. Harvey the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2015, the Professional Achievement Award in 2013, and the Service to the Bar Award in 2009. She was recently honored as a New Leader of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2015.

Before joining the Firm, she was an associate at Sterns & Weinroth. After graduating from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Dorothea O’C. Wefing, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, during the 2004-2005 court term. Prior to law school, Ms. Harvey was a contract specialist for the United States Navy.


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012


  • Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year by NJSBA YLD, 2015
  • Professional Achievement Award by the NJSBA YLD, 2013
  • Service to the Bar Award, New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2009
  • Star of the Quarter, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2012, 2008, 2007
  • Selected by her peers on list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008-2017

Professional Associations

  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mercer County Women Lawyers Caucus


Jessica B.

Very interesting material. Great use of examples in the slides.

Iris G.

Excellent slides and examples. I learned a lot.

Makedonka B.

Timely topic

Jenifer F.

Speaker answered all questions very thoroughly, she was knowledgeable in the subject matter.

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